# Course Descriptions

## MATH 91: Prealgebra

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Placement at MATH 091

This course is designed for students who need to develop their math skills prior to taking transfer level mathematics. Topics include: whole numbers, integers, solving equations with integers, solving advanced linear equations, fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, ratios, and proportions. *4 credit hours*

**Developmental Course**: This course is not college level and will not transfer or count towards a degree or certificate program.

## MATH 91: Prealgebra

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Placement at MATH 091

This course will be taught using a redesigned approach which relies more heavily on MyMathLab software and allows individual students to progress more quickly through the developmental math curriculum. The weekly schedule includes time in a math computer classroom as well as one hour per week focus group sessions in a "regular" classroom. At least one hour of additional flexible time in the computer classroom will be required each week.

Prerequisite: Placement by assessment. This course is designed for students who need to develop their math skills prior to taking college level mathematics. Topics include basic operations with integers, fractions, decimals, signed numbers, ratios, proportions, percents, and solving equations. For students who can successfully work at an accelerated pace, additional topics include: real numbers; order of operations; exponents; factoring; linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational and radical functions; inequalities; and systems of linear equations and inequalities. Problem solving will be stressed throughout the course. *4 credit hours*

**Developmental Course**: This course is not college level and will not transfer or count towards a degree or certificate program.

## MATH 92: Elementary Algebra

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 091 OR

-Placement at MATH 092

This course is designed for students who need to develop their math skills prior to taking transfer level mathematics. Topics include: percent, order of operations, solving linear equations, lines, graphing, exponents, polynomials, factoring. *4 credit hours*

**Developmental Course**: This course is not college level and will not transfer or count towards a degree or certificate program.

## MATH 93: Intermediate Algebra (Level 1)

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 092 OR

-Placement at MATH 093

This course is designed for students who need to develop their math skills prior to taking college level mathematics. Topics include: rational expressions, functions, radical expressions, and linear systems. *4 credit hours*

**Developmental Course**: This course is not college level and will not transfer or count towards a degree or certificate program.

## MATH 94: Intermediate Algebra (level 2)

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 093 OR

-Placement at MATH 094

This course is designed for students who need to develop their math skills prior to taking college level mathematics. Topics include: compound inequalities, systems of equations, complex numbers, and quadratic equations. *4 credit hours*

**Developmental Course**: This course is not college level and will not transfer or count towards a degree or certificate program.

## MATH 98: Geometry

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 092 OR

-Placement at MATH 093 or higher

This course fulfills a geometry requirement for students who have not completed high school geometry. The course includes geometric constructions using a straight-edge, protractor, and compass. In addition, it introduces traditional ?two-column? proofs; such proofs reinforce higher-order logical skills that are important in many professions. Topics include triangles, polygons, similarity, Pythagoras? Theorem, and circles. *3 credit hours*

**Developmental Course**: This course is not college level and will not transfer or count towards a degree or certificate program.

## MATH 106: College Algebra for Bus & Soc Sci

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 093 OR

-Placement at college level math

A brief review of basic algebraic concepts and introduction to more advanced concepts. Topics are viewed graphically, as well as algebraically. Topics include graphing and solving linear, logarithmic, exponential, polynomial, power, radical, and rational functions, systems of linear equations, and application problems. A graphing calculator is required for this course (instruction will be based on a TI 83+). *4 credit hours*

**Transferrable Elective Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

## MATH 109: College Algebra for Math & Science

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 094 OR

-Placement at MATH 109/128 OR

-An ACT score of 23 or higher in math within the past two years

The main concept of this course is the notion of a function. Polynomial, radical, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions are studied from a symbolic, as well as graphical perspective. The course is intended to prepare college students for studying Calculus. Graphing utilities are used extensively as learning tools. A graphing calculator is required for this course (instruction will be based on a TI 89). *4 credit hours*

**Transferrable Elective Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

## MATH 111: Finite Math for Business and Social Science

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 106 or MATH 109 with a grade of C or better OR

-Placement at MATH 111

This class focuses on applications of the following topics: matrices, matrix algebra, linear programming, sets and counting techniques, probability, and the mathematics of finance. A graphing calculator is required for this course (instruction will be based on a TI 83+). *4 credit hours*

IAI GEC Code - M1 906

**Transferrable General Education Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

## MATH 128: Trigonometry

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 094 OR

-Placement at MATH 109/128 OR

-An ACT score of 23 or higher in math within the past two years

This course begins with a definition of the six trigonometric functions. The course work follows an investigation of these functions, their graphs, their relationships to one another, and ways in which they can be used in a variety of applications. Specific applications include triangles, vectors, polar coordinates and equations. The course is designed to equip students with an understanding of trigonometry necessary for the study of calculus. A graphing calculator is required for this course (instruction will be based on a TI 89). *3 credit hours*

**Transferrable Elective Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

## MATH 131: Explorations in Mathematics

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 093 OR

-Placement at college level math

This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. Three or four topics are studied in depth, with at least three chosen from the following list: counting techniques and probability, graph theory, logic/set theory, mathematical modeling, mathematics of finance, game theory, linear programming, and statistics. A scientific or graphic calculator are required for this course. *3 credit hours*

IAI GEC Code - M1 904

**Transferrable General Education Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

## MATH 135: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 093 OR

-Placement at college level math

This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and problem solving and provides instruction in the teaching of mathematics at the elementary grade level. Topics include properties of whole numbers and rational numbers, the four basic arithmetic operations, and problem solving through various representations including algebraic. *3 credit hours*

**Transferrable Elective Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

## MATH 136: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 135 with a grade of C or better OR

-Permission of division dean

This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and problem solving; and provides instruction in teaching mathematics at the elementary grade level. Topics include algebra, probability, statistics, geometry, measurement, and the use of technology in the elementary school classroom. A scientific calculator is required for this course (a graphing calculator is also acceptable). *3 credit hours*

IAI GEC Code - M1 903

**Transferrable General Education Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

## MATH 141: Introduction to Statistics

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 093 OR

-Placement at college level math

This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. Descriptive methods (frequency distributions, graphing and measures of location and variation), basic probability theory (sample spaces, counting, factorials, combinations, permutations, and probability laws), probability distributions (normal distributions and normal curve, binomial distribution, and random samples and sampling techniques), statistical inference (estimation, hypothesis testing, t-test, and chi-square test, and errors), correlation and regression, and f-test and analysis of variance. An emphasis is placed on calculating statistical results using appropriate technology, and interpreting those results in context, rather than using formulas and tables. *4 credit hours*

IAI GEC Code - M1 902

**Transferrable General Education Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

## MATH 151: Calculus for Business & Social Science

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 106 or MATH 109 with a grade of C or better OR

-Placement at MATH 151

This calculus course is designed specifically for students in business and the social sciences and does not count toward a major or minor in mathematics. It emphasizes applications of the basic concepts of calculus rather than proofs. Topics include limits; techniques of differentiation applied to polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions (this includes partial derivatives and derivatives of higher order); maxima and minima of functions; elementary techniques of integration including substitution and integration by parts; and applications (business and social science applications are stressed throughout the course). A graphing calculator is required for this course (instruction will be based on a TI-83+). *4 credit hours*

IAI GEC Code - M1 900-B

**Transferrable General Education Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

## MATH 161: Calculus I

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 109 and MATH 128 with a grade of C or better OR

-Placement at MATH 161

Topics include (but are not limited to) the following: limits and continuity; definition of derivative; rate of change, slope; derivatives of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions; the chain rule; implicit differentials; approximation by differentials; higher order derivatives; Rolle?s Theorem; Mean Value Theorem; applications of the derivative; anti-derivative; L?Hopital?s Rule (0/0 and 8/8); the definite integral; the fundamental theorem of calculus; and area under the curve and Riemann Sums. A graphing calculate is required for this course (instruction will be based on a TI-89). *4 credit hours*

IAI GEC CODE - M1 900-1

IAI Major Code - MTH 901

**Transferrable General Education Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

## MATH 162: Calculus II

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 161 with a grade of C or higher

A second course in Calculus. Topics include (but are not limited to) the following: area between two curves, volume, other applications of the integral; techniques of integration, including numerical methods; L?Hopital?s rule (indeterminate forms); improper integrals; sequences and series, convergence tests, Taylor series; parametric equations and polar coordinates. A graphing calculator is required for this course (instruction will be based on TI-89). *4 credit hours*

IAI GEC Code - M1 900-2

IAI Major Code - MTH 902

**Transferrable General Education Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

## MATH 163: Calculus III

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 162 with a grade of C or higher

Topics include (but are not limited to) the following: applications of polar coordinates: area, arc length and conic sections; functions of more than one variable, partial derivatives; the differential, directional derivatives, gradients; double and triple integrals: evaluation and applications. Note, a graphing calculator is required for this course (instruction will be based on a TI 89). *4 credit hours*

IAI GEC Code - M1 900-3

IAI Major Code - MTH 903

**Transferrable General Education Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

## MATH 271: Linear Algebra

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 162 with a grade of C or higher

AND

-Completion of MATH 098 with a P OR

-Placement out of Geometry

AND

-Placement at READ 091 or higher OR

-Concurrent enrollment in READ 090

This is an introductory course in linear algebra. Topics include vectors, matrices and operations; inverse of a matrix; solution of systems of linear equations; vector spaces and subspaces; linear independence, dependence, and transformations; range and kernel of linear transformations; rank, basis and dimension; determinants; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; inner product spaces and orthogonality. *4 credit hours*

IAI Major Code - MTH 911

**Transferrable Elective Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

## MATH 272: Differential Equations

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 162 with a grade of C or higher

AND

-Completion of MATH 098 with a P OR

-Placement out of Geometry

AND

-Placement at READ 091 or higher OR

-Concurrent enrollment in READ 090

This is an introductory course in differential equations. Topics include linear equations of the first order; linear equations with constant coefficients; the general linear equation; variation of parameters; undetermined coefficients; linear independence; the Wronskian; exact equations; separation of variables; and applications. In addition, the course will cover at least two of the following topics: systems of linear differential equations; solution of Laplace transforms; existence and uniqueness of solutions; solution by power series; oscillation and comparison theorems; partial differential equations; boundary value problems; numerical methods; and stability of solutions. A graphing calculator is required for this course (instruction will be based on the TI-89). *4 credit hours*

IAI Major Code - MTH 912

**Transferrable Elective Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

## MATH 296: Special Topics in Math

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Permission of division dean

AND

-Placement out of geometry or Completion of MATH 098

AND

-Placement at college level English and reading

Course will offer students an opportunity to study a topic which is (1) unique and infrequently offered as a part of their program curriculum or (2) of special interest to mathematics. Each student wishing to enroll in Special Topics in Mathematics will be reviewed based on (1) previous experience, (2) courses completed, and (3) aptitude/ability match with selected topic. *1-4 credit hours*

**Transferrable Elective Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

## MATH 297: Independent Study in Mathematics

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Permission of division dean

AND

-Placement out of geometry or Completion of MATH 098

AND

-Placement at college level English and reading

Intensive work in an area of mathematics of special interest to the student. Each individual project is to culminate in a comprehensive written report. *1-4 credit hours*

**Transferrable Elective Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.